The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Treatments of 2012
There are countless plastic surgery treatments to choose from, but which treatments did most Americans receive over the past year? RealSelf.com, the world’s largest website for reviewing and finding information about plastic surgery, has revealed the top plastic surgery treatments for 2012 based on data analysis of nearly 52 million searches performed on its site throughout the year.
According to Alicia Nakamoto, the VP of Community at RealSelf, “Butts are on the rise, no pun intended. Our community told us very emphatically this year that their interest and obsession with getting a fuller, more voluptuous butt is at an all-time high.” “Along with the other treatments on our 2012 list, our audience’s interest doesn’t just convey curiosity — it’s about intent, action and feeling confident.”
So, what were the biggest treatments on the rise in 2012?
Granted FDA approval in 2011, Cellulaze is a laser-based treatment to fight cellulite. The treatment, which received more than 1.25 million searches on the site this year, scores an 82% Worth It Rating (meaning more than eight out of ten would do it again), and costs an average of $5,500, according to RealSelf.com’s community reviewers.
#2: Butt augmentation
Butt augmentations topped last year’s list with 39% year-over-year growth, and continued to see gains this year. The most popular type of butt augmentation is the Brazilian Butt Lift, which takes fat from unwanted areas of the body and injects it into the buttocks to improve contour and add volume. The “BBL” scores a 92% Worth It Rating from RealSelf reviewers, with an average cost of $7,700.
This procedure involves surgically altering the labia, most commonly removing excess tissue to decrease or even out the appearance, for either cosmetic, hygienic and medical reasons. Labiaplasty has a 74% Worth It Rating and costs an average of $3,050.
2012 Most Searched for Procedures
In addition to search spikes, RealSelf also analyzed those treatments the public was most interested in, based on sheer search volume. The top 10 treatments were:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast implants
- Breast augmentations
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- CoolSculpting (a non-invasive liposuction treatment)
- Breast reduction
To learn more about the various treatments available and whether they are right for you, visit www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com.